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The most popular pumpkin patches and corn mazes across the US


It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the nights are drawing in, and pumpkin-spiced lattes are officially back on the menu. One of the most wholesome ways to celebrate the spooky season is to pick and carve your own pumpkin, but just where are the most popular pumpkin patches across the US?

To find out, the team here at Strawberry Shortcake have analyzed over 100 pumpkin patches, taking into account TikTok hashtag views, Instagram hashtags, and Google search volumes for each patch. With fall bringing a fresh batch of corn mazes with it too, we’ve also looked into which of the US’s corn labyrinth locations are the most popular.

Where will you find the most popular pumpkin patches in the US?


The top 20 most popular pumpkin picking patches in the US


Whether you’re after one giant pumpkin for the whole family, or several mini ones for little hands to carve, we’ve put together a list of the most popular pumpkin patches across the US, so you know exactly where to head for your pumpkin-fix this fall.



Rank

Name of Pumpkin Patch

Location

State

Avg. weekend entry fee per person

Tiktok Hashtag Views

Instagram Hashtags

Yearly Google Search Volume (US only)

1

Cox Famrs

Centreville

VA

$22.50

2,200,000

16,004

486,000

2

Linvilla Orchards

Media

PA

$0.00

723,700

28,139

397,200

3

Spring Haven Farm

Chapel Hill

NC

$13.50

4,500,000

20,148

34,800

4

Underwood Family Farms

Moorpark

CA

$10.00

123,800

29,083

217,200

5

Lyman Orchards

Middlefield

CT

$0.00

518,500

19,882

266,400

6

Southern Belle Farm

McDonough

GA

$22.95

1,400,000

9,398

266,400

7

Bishop's Pumpkin Farm

Wheatland

CA

$.00

236,600

15,333

177,600

8

Washington Farms

Bogart

GA

$0.00

807,000

12,147

118,800

9

Vala's Pumpkin Patch

Gretna

NE

$40.19

662,600

17,228

34,800

10

Homestead Farm

Poolesville

MD

$3.00

335,600

13,021

118,800

Rank

Name of Pumpkin Patch

Location

State

Avg. weekend entry fee per person

Tiktok Hashtag Views

Instagram Hashtags

Yearly Google Search Volume (US only)

11

Fishkill Farms

Hopewell Junction

NY

$7.00

153,900

11,269

145,200

12

Mike's Farm

Beulaville

NC

$2.00

315,000

6,359

177,600

13

Waimanalo Country Farms

Waimanal

HI

$16.26

334,800

14,470

28,800

14

Battleview Orchards

Freehold

NJ

$0.00

225,300

7,164

145,200

15

Mitchell Farms

Collins

MS

$15.00

1,500,000

3,727

43,200

16

Lemos Farm

Half Moon Bay

CA

$23.33

136,000

8,598

97,200

17

Demarest Farms

Hillsdale

NJ

$8.00

31,500

5,301

145,200

18

Lucky Ladd Farms

Eagleville

TN

$16.50

160,800

5,181

118,800

19

Milky Way Farm

Chester Springs

PA

$9.00

12,600

7,149

64,800

20

Hunsader Farms

Bradenton

FL

$16.50

54,800

5,540

79,200


 

1. Cox Farms

Taking the crown as the most popular pumpkin patch in the US is Virginia’s Cox Farm. Located in Fairfax County, it’s the most searched for pumpkin patch on Google, with a yearly search volume of 486,000. It also sees 2.2 million hashtag views on TikTok, and ‘#CoxFarms’ has been used 16,000 times on Instagram.

Cox Farms’ first Fall Festival took place way back in 1985, and every year it brings back a whole host of activities and events for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you’re hitting their world-famous hayride or seeking thrills in the Fields-of-Fear, there’s plenty of fall-inspired fun to be had down on the farm. Entry costs $22.50 on average on the weekend in October, however this includes admission to their world famous hayrides, play areas and a pumpkin to take home.


2. Linvilla Orchards

Coming in second place is Pennsylvania’s Linvilla Orchards, which is situated just outside of Media. With a dedicated ‘Pumpkinland,’ the family-farm has over 100-tons of pumpkins in all different colors, shapes, and sizes. It’s the second most searched for pumpkin patch on Google, with 397,000 yearly searches, and it’s also the second most Instagrammed patch, with 28,139 hashtags on the platform.

With loads of exciting activities like pick-your-own apples, a harvest hayride, pony rides, and a straw-bale maze, both kids and adults alike will love spending a day at Linvilla Orchards. General entry to Linvilla Orchards is free, and pumpkins are all pre-harvested so you can pick your favorite from their display.


3. Spring Haven Farm

In third place is Spring Haven Farm, located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Spring Haven Farm is the most popular pumpkin patch on TikTok, with 4.5 million hashtag views on the platform. It’s also the third most Instagrammed patch, with 20,148 posts tagged with ‘#SpringHavenFarm.’

Entry to Spring Haven Farm is $13.50 per person and activities on the farm include tractor rides, gem mining, and s’mores roasting. For a truly unforgettable fall activity, why not try out their ‘Pumpkin Carving with Goats’ experience for an extra $10?


4. Underwood Family Farms

Coming in as the most Instagrammed pumpkin patch on the list, with 29,083 hashtags, Underwood Family Farms ranks as the fourth most popular pumpkin patch in the US. Located just over an hour outside of LA, the Californian farm also sees 217,200 yearly searches on Google, though it is a little less popular than the rest of the top five on TikTok, with just 123,000 hashtag views on the platform.

Offering visitors a gigantic pumpkin patch, plus wagon rides, animal shows, giant spiders, and live entertainment every weekend, there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained this fall. Entry on the weekend is just $10 per person, however children under two go free.


5. Lyman Orchards

Rounding off the top five most popular pumpkin patches in the US is Connecticut's Lyman Orchards. The farm sees the third highest number of searches on Google, at 266,400 per year, and is the fourth most Instagrammed pumpkin patch, with 19,882 posts tagged ‘#LymanOrchards.’

Covering more than 1,000 acres, the same family has been farming this land since 1741, and alongside picking your own pumpkins, there is also apple and pear picking on offer throughout fall too! General entry is free, and pumpkins start from $7 for a small size, going up to $16 for a jumbo sized pumpkin.


The best value pumpkin farms in the top 20

Whilst some farms charge higher prices for entry, which usually includes extras such as a pumpkin to take home or access to extra attractions such as corn mazes and petting zoos, there are many farms across the nation that offer free or low cost entry.

Linvilla Orchards, Lyman Orchards, Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm, Washington Farms and Battleview Orchard are some of the most popular pumpkin farms in America according to our research, and they also offer free entry to the patch. Meanwhile, entry to Homestead Farm, the tenth most popular location in our ranking, is only $3 per person, whilst entry to Mike's Farm, which comes in twelfth place, is only $2 per person.

Vala’s pumpkin patch is the most expensive location in our top 20 list, costing $41.19 for a weekend entry ticket online. However, this includes access to their annual fall festival which spans 400 acres, including 55 acres of pumpkins to choose from, and over 50 attractions to enjoy..


The most popular corn mazes in the US


While pumpkin-picking might be the number one autumn activity on many people’s lists, we can’t forget the decades-old fall tradition of getting lost in a corn maze. With over 500 corn mazes across the nation to choose from, we’ve taken a look at which are the most popular labyrinths to head to this spooky season.



Rank

Name of Corn Maze

State

Location

​Avg. weekend entry fee per person

TikTok Hashtag Views

Instagram Hashtags

​Yearly Google Search Volume (US only)


1

Happy Day Farm

NJ

Manalapan Township

$27.00

1,300,000

3,926

266,400

2

Southern Hill Farms

FL

Clermont

$24.95

355,800

13,259

177,600

3

Cornbelly's

UT

Lehi

$25.99

283,500

14,330

145,200

4

Queens County Farm Museum

NY

New York City

$14.00

781,400

2,781

43,200

5

Cherry Crest Farm

PA

Ronks

$30.95

123,200

2,090

145,200

6

Ramseyer Farms

OH

Wooster

$19.95

132,900

2,975

118,800

7

Conners Farm

MA

Danvers

$19.99

6,049

506

145,200

8

Buford Corn Maze

GA

Buford

$16.85

178,400

2,719

64,800

9

Richardson Adventure Farm

IL

Spring Grove

$27.00

10,600

1,477

118,800

10

Swank Farms

CA

Hollister

$21.95

116,400

4,254

34,800


Rank

Name of Corn Maze

State

Location

Avg. weekend entry fee per person

TikTok Hashtag Views

Instagram Hashtags

Yearly Google Search Volume (US only)

11

Sever's Fall Festival

MN

Shakopee

$22.00

28,300

2,536

79,200

12

Honeysuckle Farm

TN

Springfield

$21.95

68,900

4,167

22,800

13

Bella Organic Farm

OR

Portland

$10.00

32,700

3,419

34,800

14

Maze Craze

OH

New Springfield

$12.00

88,800

1,890

34,800

15

Exploration Acres

IN

Lafayette

$13.00

12,600

1,499

43,200

16

Denver Downs Farm

SC

Anderson

$24.95

53,200

2,175

19,200

17

Seiple Farms

PA

Bath

$10.00

5,799

1,200

34,800

18

Konow's Corn Maze

IL

Homer Glen

$18.00

46,500

1,766

15,600

19

Long Acre Farms

NY

Macedon

$17.00

8,372

1,104

34,800

20

Lowe Family Farmstead

ID

Kuna

$24.99

21,300

880

28,800


 

1. Happy Day Farm

New Jersey’s Happy Day Farm has ranked as the most popular corn maze location in the US. Located an hour outside of New York City, Happy Day is the most TikTok’d location on the list, with 1.3 million hashtag views, and it’s also the most searched on Google, seeing 266,400 yearly searches.

Known for its elaborate designs, the farm hasn’t disappointed this year, with visitors being treated to a Barbie-themed corn maze. The maze is a huge 10 acres, with two different options to choose from: a short, 20-minute path, or a longer section which can take up to an hour to roam through. A $27 weekend entry fee also includes access to the animal zoo, corn tunnel, slides and much more.


2. Southern Hill Farms

Coming in second place is Southern Hill Farms, situated just outside of Clermont, Florida. Surrounded on either side by fields of sunflowers (that are readily available to pick), the farm’s 5-acre corn maze is the perfect place to spend a sunny fall afternoon with the family.

Southern Hill is the second most Instagrammed corn maze location in the US, with 13,259 posts tagged with ‘#SouthernHillFarms.’ It also sees the second highest number of searches on Google, at 177,600 per year, as well as 355,800 hashtag views on TikTok.


3. Cornbelly’s

Given that corn is quite literally in the name, it’s no surprise that Utah’s Cornbelly’s has come in third on the list of most popular corn mazes. Cornbelly’s is the most popular corn maze on Instagram, with 14,330 hashtags, and is one of the most searched locations on Google, seeing 145,200 searches per year.

With two locations, the flagship site in Lehi and a newer site in Spanish Fork, there’s double the fun to be had at Cornbelly’s. The team has 26 years of corn maze experience, and this year’s themes include an Addams Family maze and a labyrinth dedicated to country music icon Reba.


4. Queens County Farm Museum

In fourth place is Queens County Farm Museum. Home to the only corn maze in New York City, this year’s 3-acre ‘Amazing Maize Maze’ is inspired by the 1954 Ford Tractor. The average entry fee for adults and children is $14, making it the most affordable corn maze to visit in the top five.

The farm is the second most TikTok’d location on our list, with 781,400 hashtag views, and it sees 43,200 searches on Google each year.


5. Cherry Crest Farm

Matching Cornberry’s for the number of Google searches each year, Pennsylvania’s Cherry Crest Farm has come in fifth place. Weekend October admission is a little bit on the pricey side ($30.95 if bought online), however this includes access to over 60 fun farm activities.

Located about 90 minutes from Philadelphia, the 5-acre maze has over 2.5 miles of paths to wander, with scenic bridges and plenty of clues along the way. With different difficulty levels to choose from, the maze is perfect for both kids and adults, and for an added challenge, why not try the Flashlight Maze and take on the labyrinth after dark?


Top tips for having the perfect day down at the patch


1. Dress for the weather

It will depend where you are in the country of course, but fall weather can be a little unpredictable at times. No one wants to spend a soggy day at the farm, so check the weather, wear the appropriate attire, and wrap up if it’s looking chilly. Also, make sure to wear comfy shoes – rubber boots or old sneakers work well, especially if you’re planning on wandering the pumpkin fields or running around a maze!

2. Come prepared

To avoid any heated family discussions on the day, have a think about what kind of pumpkins you’re after, and how many you’re looking for. And if you’re heading to a corn maze, check the layout before you go, as there might be a few different path options to choose from, depending on how challenging you want the experience to be.

3. Check the calendar for events

Lots of the pumpkin patches and corn mazes on our list offer tons of fun events and activities throughout fall. Make sure to check their calendars ahead of time to ensure you don’t miss out.

4. Skip the crowds

Most of the popular farms get very busy on weekends, especially as we get closer to Halloween. So, if you can, try and beat the crowds by doing a spot of pumpkin-picking on a weekday instead.

5. Get snappy

Pumpkin patches offer the perfect fall-inspired backdrop for some great family photos, so grab a camera and make sure to capture the moment!

6. Whip up some pumpkin-themed treats

Amidst all the fun of picking and carving, it’s easy to forget that pumpkin is actually a delicious treat too. There’s so many different baked goodies you can whip up with your leftovers, from pumpkin pies and pumpkin cupcakes, to pumpkin bread and even pumpkin cheesecake!

Lastly, it wouldn’t be fall without also enjoying some pumpkin spiced treats. Whether you prefer to sprinkle some in your pumpkin pie recipe or add it to your morning coffee to sweeten up your mornings, are you a fan of this increasingly popular flavor of fall?

Plus, for even more fall-themed fun, make sure to check out our brand new Strawberry Shortcake Halloween TV special, coming to Netflix on October 2nd.

Sources & Methodology

Strawberry Shortcake created a seedlist of 102 of the most popular US pumpkin patches, and 56 of the most popular US corn mazes, from various published lists. Each pumpkin patch or corn maze was ranked based on the following metrics, using the search term ‘#[insert pumpkin patch/corn maze name]:

  • Average monthly Google search volume – Using Google Analytics Keyword Planner, this was based on solely US data. Yearly search volume was calculated by multiplying monthly volume by 12.

  • A weighted score was then applied to each metric to create a ranking.

  • Data correct as of 09/25/23.


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